3065 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! Although regretting brewing this a) at work and b) in a teabag. Poor abused tea. At least it doesn’t taste too bad (Checkmate is worse), so once it cools I should be able to gulp it down reasonably well. This is definitely more…. fruity than I remember, which I think is actually the rooibos, since this doesn’t have fruit in it. Not really tasting the cocoa, but the coconut is present as a nice creaminess.
10 teas to go!
Oh work tea (aka work brewing conditions)…. you are truly so terrible :( I almost don’t even want to drink this cup of tea because it’s just Not. Very. Good. And I know the tea is great.
I think I’m going to take the last of this bag to brew at home… and have my boyfriend take me to pick up 2 more thermoses at Costco. I’m so spoiled by tea at home, it’s just gross here now :( I’d rather brew 5 thermos-fuls of tea in the morning and nurse them through the day instead of attempting to make tea here. Blech. :(
I feel like my thermos is a little contaminated today… probably because I decided yesterday that a full, thorough scrubbing of my travel mugs takes too much time to do daily, and so just rinsed it out… ah well! Not too bad, just tastes a bit… like banana… which wasn’t an ingredient in either of the possible teas in this thermos prior, so who knows…
Anyhow, 12 teas to go! And…. less than 12 hours. Yeah I don’t see this happening…
Sipdown…!!!! :( :( :(
Used up the last of this today plus a bit of Cashew Turtle (3:1, as I didn’t have enough of this one for my thermos). The resulting combination is unsurprisingly mostly CPC with maybe a hint of extra caramelly flavour. Tasty enough that it’s almost gone. (I used the “add a bit of cold water to the thermos” trick this morning, and was able to drink my tea at my 8:30am meeting after steeping it around 7:55! Score! Of course, the Laoshan Black to which I did not add cold water is still too hot to even attempt to drink…)
So anyhow, I have to drink 15 teas today in order to hit 1200 and make an average of 100 tasting notes/month since my Jan 29 2012 Steepster inauguration… mission accepted. (Can one die of tea overconsumption?!)
Ehhhh…. definite ginger flavour, mixed with…. weirdness. As Raritea mentioned, it’s also a bit perfumey. Bleccch. Probably not a tea I will end up finishing :/ I don’t think I can make this better. For someone who loves ginger, this one could be ok, or perhaps be mixed with another tea, but…. it’s not for me!
Strong maple flavour backed by a fairly decent rooibos base. I’d like to know how this compares to DavidsTea’s Oh Canada, but I’m out of that one, so will just have to say that it’s pretty good, and pretty sweet, but probably not a tea I’ll crave often! I should, however, mix the last of it with a lapsang souchong just for kicks…
So, this morning I decided I was tired of my usual rotation, and decided to quickly venture into a couple additional boxes to see if anything else might do well in a travel mug. I decided to give this one a shot, and to my delight, it worked quite well! I think this one will now be sipped down in short order. I just need to remember to use a Finum basket to minimize any particles getting into my brewed tea, so it doesn’t become bitter as it sits (it was great today, but more than one tea has been ruined like that before).
Re-steep unfortunately is bitter and oversteeped, but I don’t always have the best of luck re-steeping my teas from the morning anyhow.